WHS boys' tennis team edges Hickory
by Staff Reports
Watauga scratched out a 5-4 victory over Hickory in boys' tennis Thursday.
The Pioneers grabbed four singles victories, but it was Watauga's No. 3 seeded doubles team of Will Spinetto and Josh Lampkins who gave the Pioneers the team victory. Spinetto and Lampkins beat Elliot Specht and William Einfalt 10-1 to push the Pioneers to the win.
The Pioneers laid the foundation for the team's victory in singles. No. 1 seed Landon Taylor needed three sets, but beat Luke Kessell 4-6, 6-4 1-0.
Caleb Gould cruised past Einfalt 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, and Spinetto grabbed a 6-4, 6-3 win over Edgar Ellis at No. 4 singles.
Lampkins beat Tim Stilwell at No. 6 singles 6-3, 6-2.
Watauga hosts Newton-Conover on Monday.
Watauga 5, Hickory 4
Landon Taylor (W) d. Luke Kessel, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0.
Will Arditti (H) d. Dristen Trate, 6-4, 6-4.
Caleb Gould (W) d. William Einfalt, 6-1, 6-0.
Will Spinetto (W) d. Edgar Ellis, 6-5, 6-3.
Ian McPhearson (H) d. Brody O'Neal, 6-2, 6-2.
Josh Lampkins (W) d. Tim Stilwell, 6-3, 6-2.
Kessel/Arditti (H) d. Taylor/Trate, 10-5.
Ellis/McPhearson (H) d. Gould/O'Neal, 10-9.
Spinetto/Lampkins (W) d. Einfalt/Elliot Specht, 10-1.